Audi is set to raise the bar in sustainability.
The German manufacturer will provide a minimum of one plug-in electric vehicle, whether it’s 100% electric or a plug-in hybrid in each of their model series in the upcoming years.
The member of the Board of Management at AG for Technical Development, Ulrich Hackenberg had confirmed the company are ready to launch a number of plug-in vehicles. Along with Audi now providing a high standard electric model guaranteed to turn heads, the R8 e-tron. The impressive range of the model is estimated at around 280 miles, something that Hackenberg is extremely happy with as he commented, “the Audi R8 e-tron continues to be our technology carrier for future electric cars.”
Continuing in more detail, Hackenberg revealed exclusive details about the new battery-electric model which is expected to be launched in 2018. Incredibly advanced, it will possess a range of more than 310 miles.
Hackenberg added, “It will have a new, very attractive design, which we are developing especially for the e-tron range and for battery-electric vehicles. This sports activity vehicle will be built on the second generation of the modular longitudinal platform. From the very beginning, this tool for optimal drivetrain diversity implementation has been designed for a broad variety of concepts.”
Ulrich Hackenberg presented his speech at Audi’s Annual Press Conference in Ingolstadt, where he also expressed his opinion on natural gas vehicles. Hackenberg commented on how battery electrics are making a large improvement towards sustainability and was positive about the targeted CO2 emissions reductions that this could help to achieve.